City hopes to control dune permits


City council members are cautiously optimistic about statements that Port Aransas might continue to operate its own dune permit program,...

David and Goliath

David and Goliath


A small outboard motorboat outruns the Desh Prem, an Indian tanker GOOD ship, in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel off...

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GOOD TO GO GLO paves way for last lap of bulkheading

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has cleared the way for the final phase of a project to build bulkheading...

Kovacs gets high marks

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There’s a wartime saying about “calling the guns in on your own position.” It refers to soldiers who realize that for their side to win...

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Some six weeks away from my return home, my wife has begun preparing me for what changes might expect to find. She’s been quick to...

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Over more than a few years, I’ve sat in city council chambers and heard and watched citizens berate city council members for what were perceived...

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DAILY • Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM) Center, 113 S. Alister behind Community Presbyterian Church office, welcome room open to Winter Texans. Coffee, cookies and activity schedules. • Community Park...

Palacios buzzer-beater ends Marlins chance for a victory

Palacios buzzer-beater ends Marlins chance for a victory


SOUTH JETTY REPORTER The Port Aransas High School Marlins lost to three teams from larger high schools in the Sinton basketball tournament Dec. 28-30. The losses included a heartbreaking game...

Lady Marlins trap Sandcrabs

Lady Marlins trap Sandcrabs


Though a bit rusty after an 11- day break between games, the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins still convincingly beat the Calhoun High School Lady Sandcrabs (Sandies) on Friday,...


City hopes to control dune permits


City council members are cautiously optimistic about statements that Port Aransas might continue to operate its own dune permit program, exempt from a proposed Nueces County amendment that would move...

David and Goliath

David and Goliath


A small outboard motorboat outruns the Desh Prem, an Indian tanker GOOD ship, in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel off Charlie’s Pasture on Wednesday, Dec. 27. While the smaller boat...

GOOD TO GO

GOOD TO GO GLO paves way for last lap of bulkheading

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has cleared the way for the final phase of a project to build bulkheading along Port Aransas’ Corpus Christi Ship Channel frontage. The GLO...

Kovacs gets high marks
Comedy opens tonight

Comedy opens tonight


“What the Butler Saw,” an adult comedy those in the know say is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud, opens tonight, Thursday, Jan. 4, on the Port Aransas Community Theater. The play will be performed Thursday through Saturday nights from tonight through Jan. 20. A matinee performance will be...

Adult art students to exhibit work

Adult art students to exhibit work


An exhibit by students in the adult art classes and workshops from the Art Center for the Islands is the focus of the First Friday reception. It will be from 5 to 8 p.m., tomorrow, Jan. 5, at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. The exhibit consists of art...

Tony Amos to discuss beach ‘stuff’


“More than you may ever want to know about stuff washing up on the beach” is the topic for a presentation by Tony Amos set for Monday, Jan. 8. It is free and open to the public, and will be held at 7 p.m., at the Community Center, 408 N....

Garden club members to get tips on perking up homes after holidays


Home how-to solutions for the post-holiday blahs will be explored at the next meeting of the Port Aransas Garden Club. It will include a business meeting and will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Susan Castor Wilson of Susan Castor Collection...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

12 steps for New Year's resolutions

PASTOR’S PEN The 12 Step Program is one of God’s gifts to us that helps us to meet the demands of our lives. Try using this process in dealing with hope and resolutions for the New Year. Step 1: Admit being powerless over fulfilling New Year’s resolutions. Step 2: Have...

Under the rods

Under the rods


David Sikes and new bride Katie Crysup exit the reception hall of the Port Aransas Community Theatre under a phalanx of crossed fishing rods. The couple was married Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Community Presbyterian Church and is pictured here as they leave their wedding reception.

Crysup, Sikes marry


Katie Crysup and David Sikes of Corpus Christi were married Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Community Presbyterian Church in Port Aransas. Rev. Richard Safford officiated. Charlie and Linda Zahn of Port Aransas were the best man and matron of honor. The bride wore a street-length, two-piece sleeveless beaded white dress...

Tickets are on sale now for Kiwanis Great Potato Bake


Loosen those belts and get set for the annual Great Potato Bake. The dinner sponsored by the Port Aransas Kiwanis will be held Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Starting at 5 p.m., baked potatoes with all the fixings, shrimp bisque, salad, homemade desserts, tea...

Fischer, Mixed Nuts to entertain at free concert on Monday night


Winter Sounds, to be held Monday, Jan. 8, will feature Port Aransas entertainers Shirley Fischer and the Mixed Nuts. The free concert will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Civic Center, 710 Ave. A. “Join us for wonderful musical entertainment,” said assistant director of the Port Aransas...

Sand sculpting workshop slated


Learn to sculpt sand like the pros at a sandcastle workshop Monday, Jan. 15, at 1 p.m. It will be held near the Horace Caldwell Pier, at the end of Beach Street. Capt. Steve Zarych will instruct. No supplies are needed, “just bring 20/06 12:12 PM Page 1 yourself in...

Singing staff

Singing staff


Steve Popielski, physical education teacher at H.G. Olsen Elementary School, plays drums while staff and teachers behind him sing during a Christmas sing-along program at the school on Dec. 22. Children also performed in the program, which attracted an audience of a few hundred parents and students. The program was...

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Jan. 9 - 12

Breakfast Tuesday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Wednesday Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce, Juice, Milk Thursday NutriGrain Bar, Fruit, Juice, Milk Friday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Lunch Tuesday Pizza, Seasoned Corn, Peaches, Milk Wednesday Mini Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Rosey Applesauce, Milk Thursday Chicken Salad Sand., Tossed Salad, Fresh...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Resolution: Strive for a good Auld Lang Syne

The Scottish poet Robert Burns first published “Auld Lang Syne,” in the late 1700s after hearing a man from his home region sing it. This fact, and the thoughts behind the song will probably not be on the TAKS test. Yet there are important lessons to be learned from reflecting...

Whoops!


Bob Byrd, principal at Brundrett Middle School, was incorrectly identified in a collage of photos that accompanied the 2006 year in review published last week.

Clanton on Dean’s List


Scott Alan Clanton has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. To qualify for the dean’s list a student must make at least a 3.5 on all his or her courses. “In a usual semester, about 15 percent of...

PAHS grads earn master’s degrees

PAHS grads earn master’s degrees


Lydia Matthews and Kim Phillips graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth Saturday, Dec. 16. Matthews is a 1996 graduate of Port Aransas High School. Phillips graduated from PAHS in 1997. Phillips earned a master of education degree in educational administration. Matthews earned a master’s degree as a certified...

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